Development Associate (Individual Giving)

Washington D.C.
Mar 01, 2019
Mar 01, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - Travel may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must complete a background investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • May be required to complete a probationary period.
  • You must maintain a bank account for direct deposit.
  • All Qualifications criteria must be met by the closing date of announcement.

    To qualify for this position, you must have the following:

    Grade 7: Applicants must have at least one full-time year (12 months) of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the Grade 05 (or relative to market standards). Grade 05 is defined as entry-level type of scope and complexity of work. Specialized experience includes: 

    • Assisting senior staff members or a team in exploring funding support from individual donors.
    • Assisting in writing reports, presentations and other written materials.
    • Conducting outreach initiatives, such as fundraising, for organizations or think-tanks.
    • Coordinating events logistics.
    • Performing administrative functions, to include responding to inquiries via emails or calls.


    Substitution of Education: Superior Academic Achievement – having earned/ completed the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, class standing in the upper third of a graduating class or major subdivision, or membership in a national scholastic honor society.

    A copy of your academic transcript is required. At the time of application, the Wilson Center accepts unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts will be required, if selected.

    Additional information about superior academic achievement and a list of national scholastic honor society can be found at: (Section 4f).


    Substitution of Education: You may also substitute successful completion of one year of full-time graduate education for the experience required at the Grade 05 level. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the skills necessary to do the work of the position. A course study in program management, business administration, communications, or international affairs is qualifying.

    A copy of your transcript is required. At the time of application, the Wilson Center accepts unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts will be required, if selected.


    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

    All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see

    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at

    EEO Policy: The Wilson Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors.

    Reasonable Accommodation: Federal agencies provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Note: More than one position may be filled from this announcement, as needed.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Applications are evaluated and rated under Category Rating and Selection procedures. Category rating combines the applicant's total experience and/or education/training into a single category. Your application will initially be rated against the criteria outlined in this announcement.

    Qualifying applications will be placed into one of the following categories:

    1. Gold (Best Qualified)
    2. Silver
    3. Bronze

    Applications in the Best Qualified category will be evaluated to ensure that the Specialized Experience and other eligibility requirements are met and supported/verified by the résumé and supplemental documents submitted.

    You will be rated based on the following competencies:

    1. Fostering and Cultivating Individual Donors
    2. Oral and Communication Skills
    3. Event Logistics and Management
    4. Administrative Functions
    5. Office Automation
    6. Database Management



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    Drug test required No

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